Variety is the premiere trade rag of the movie biz so it was surprising when they revealed how out of touch they are with race and ethnicity.
When Anya Taylor-Joy (who is white, but of Argentine heritage) won the Golden Globe for The Queen’s Gambit the magazine wrote this in an article.
“Argentinian Taylor-Joy is the first woman of color to win this category since Queen Latifah in 2008 and only the fifth woman of color to win overall since 1982, when the category was introduced. S. Epatha Merkerson, Halle Berry and Alfre Woodard were the other previous winners.”
Apparently, they don’t understand that having a Hispanic/Latin ethnicity is completely separate from a person’s race. Let’s explain it for them: A white person can be Hispanic/Latin (see Cameron Diaz and Anya Taylor-Joy) and a black person can be Hispanic/Latin (see Jose Ramirez).
This is not hard or complicated to understand. Yet here we are.
After receiving a brutal beating on social media about this asinine error, the magazine edited the original article to omit this foolishness. They changed the words “woman of color” to “Latina”. They also added the following disclaimer:
“UPDATED: This story has been updated. A previous version identified Anya Taylor-Joy as a person of color. She has said she identifies as a white Latina.”
You can read the Variety article here.
Also, here’s Jose Ramirez hitting a monster dong for your viewing pleasure.